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May 27, 2004

Cicada News 5/27/2004

Filed under: Brood X | Magicicada | News | Periodical | Photos & Illustrations — Dan @ 6:18 pm

Photos: The Great Washington, D.C. Cicada Invasion from John M. Esparolini.

Photos: Brood X in Southern Indiana , from Janee.

These lovable (though somewhat creepy) creatures come out every 17 years, digging their way out from underground. In their 17th summer, they fly around, rather clumsily, mate, lay their eggs, and then die. Their above-ground show lasts about 6 weeks.

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